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’Tis the Season for Pop-Ups

’Tis the Season for Pop-Ups

Teaming the temporary pop-up store with the holiday season presents an ideal way to reach consumers this month, and three made their way to New York City. Real Simple magazine held its first pop-up here in Rockefeller Center (in the same space QVC had its in September). More than 90 products were available on theMore »

High Point Civility

High Point Civility

I’ve heard all the complaints about the High Point Market. It’s hard to get around; there’s nowhere to stay; it’s out of the way; there are no good restaurants. First of all, any town that has a prominent restaurant called Biscuitville is OK by me. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed walking the spotless streets and opulentMore »

Fashion, Food Trucks and Fun

Fashion, Food Trucks and Fun

Many a stilettoed foot was seen about New York City on Sept. 10, as Fashion’s Night Out celebrated the fashion industry and good old-fashioned shopping. Now in its second year, the event took place across the globe in 100 cities, and was envisioned as the industry’s “own fashion stimulus package,” Anna Wintour, the editor ofMore »

Thoughts on a Decent Market

Thoughts on a  Decent Market

They came, they saw, they ordered … or they will order, the vendors hope. That’s a very quick summary of the recent New York Home Fashions Market. Of course, there was more to market week—both positive and negative. First, the up side: The market was well attended, not only in numbers, but in the peopleMore »

On Quality of Sleep

On Quality of Sleep

By David Gill A visit to the International Hotel/Motel & Hospitality Show here in New York last year showed that the quality-of-sleep issue is top of mind among the nation’s innkeepers.   Clearly, the hotels have shown that they get it regarding quality of sleep. Bob Altbaier, owner of Downlite, which was an exhibitor atMore »

Getting a Handle On the Situation

Getting a Handle On the Situation

By Andrea Lillo I’ve always loved products for the home, but this Housewares Show—my second one as a journalist covering the housewares industry—will mean even more to me as I am in the process of buying my first apartment, which translates, of course, to buying some new furnishings as well. And my new place hasMore »